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Arts and Culture


Arts and Culture in Lane Cove

Council prides itself on nurturing a community rich in culture with a unique identity. Each year Council develops events, works with community organisations and supports initiatives that strengthen the culture and creative expression within Lane Cove.

A number of the actions identified in Council's annual Operational Plan reflect the strategic Cultural Plan developed in partnership with the community in 1994. Council has recently adopted a revised plan following its successful work in embedding arts, culture and cultural diversity into Lane Cove's practices for more than 10 years. To keep up to date on the latest activities, sign up to Arts & Cultural e-news.

Lane Cove Art Award

Lane Cove Art Society invites Artists to exhibit in the 57th Annual Art Award sponsored by Lane Cove Council at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

Entries are to be received by Monday 16 August 2021 with the works to be delivered on Monday 23 August 2021.

The exhibition will open on Friday 27 August and run until Saturday 11 September 2021. Admission will be $10 on opening night including catalogue and light refreshments. Buyers Preview from 5:00pm. Tickets will be available via this website from 1 August 2021 and must be pre-purchased. 

Artists interested in entering for a share in $15,500 in prizes can find out more by downloading the entry form below:

2021 Award Categories include: 

Lane Cove Art Prize* 



Lane Cove Council
Hyecorp Property Group Prize (acquisitive)*      



Hyecorp Property Group
1. Oils or Acrylics – Raine & Horne Prize    $2,000Raine & Horne Lane Cove
2. Watercolours$1,000Lane Cove Council
3. Pastels Drawings or Prints$1,000Lane Cove Council
4. Ceramics and Sculpture$1,000Lane Cove Council
5. The Patron's Prize - scene in or around Sydney  $500Ian Longbottom
6. The Baytree by Ardency Prize - (acquisitive) LCAS members only. An artist cannot win the Ardency Prize more than once in 3 years.$2,000Ardency Greenwich

*All entrants are eligible for this Prize. SECTIONS 1-5 ARE OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS residing in Australia, SECTION 6 is         for LANE COVE ART SOCIETY MEMBERS only.  Entries are limited to a total of 2 works only per artist.             

Artist Opportunity: Lane Cove Village Public Art Program

Artists are invited to submit an expression of interest to be commissioned by Lane Cove Council to develop concepts and create site specific mural works for identified locations in the Lane Cove Village.

Through the Lane Cove Village Public Art Program, Council will work with local property owners to have murals painted on blank or unsightly walls in the village. A selection of walls have been identified by Council as appropriate for the program to be delivered this financial year.

This is an ongoing program and new sites will continue to be identified by Council and Property Owners. Your Expression of Interest will remain on the list of interested artists until March 2024.

Please download the Artist Guidelines to submit your Expression of Interest for this program here.


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Contact Us

Council’s Cultural Team

Phone: (02) 9911 3594